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DC Bakery Caught On Camera Ignoring Health Closure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- A health department sanitation closure of a Columbia Heights deli evolved into an "illegal" operation, including a name change, menu turnaround, and twice being caught by WUSA9 camera opening its door while under a DC order to stay closed and fix sanitation risks.

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Police Looking For Help Solving Double Homicide in Md.

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for help in investigating the murders of James Ferguson and Tina Towler.

They were killed on May 2 in the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road, police said.

Police has been handing out Crime Solvers flyers in the neighborhood.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 301-772-4925.  

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS  at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

In a Sharp Trend Reversal, Highway Fatalities Rise

(USA TODAY) -- Road deaths in the USA rose 5.3% last year to 34,080, the first year-over-year increase in traffic fatalities since 2005, according to preliminary estimates today from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The jump had been widely expected as more people are taking to the roadways as the economy improves. Preliminary data from the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle miles traveled in 2012 increased by 9.1 billion miles - a 0.3% rise. The fatality rate - which is number of deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled - is projected to rise to 1.16 from 1.10.

Road deaths had steadily decreased each year since 2005, dropping by about 26% from 2005 to 2011, when 32,367 people died on the nation's roads.

Crash fatalities were up for every quarter of 2012 compared with 2011, the NHTSA says.

Montgomery Village Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children At Wife's Day Care

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say 66-year-old David Fernando Javier Zaraysi sexually abused two sisters, ages 3 and 7 years old, in his wife's day care center. 

Today, the "Playing And Learning Family Child Care" on Royal Bonnett Circle in Montgomery Village is still open for business. 

We talked to parents who came to pick up their children and many didn't know about the arrest, including mother Rocio La Cunza, "The person that is in charge is Elsa, and Elsa is a really good person. I have a lot of references of her, and this place is really nice." 

The day care center is located in the basement of the Zaraysi's home. No one came to the door when we knocked, which bore a note, giving us her lawyer's phone number. We called twice and did not receive a return call. Later, a second note was posted underneath, reading "He is innocent."

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors have placed the publisher and photographer of unauthorized topless snaps of Prince William's wife, Kate, under formal criminal investigation, they said Thursday.

Caroline Chassain, spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor, said that Mondadori Magazines France and local photographer Valerie Suau were placed under investigation earlier this month over possible criminal exploitation of the images, which appeared in the French Closer magazine last September.

The photos showed the duchess of Cambridge relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen.

Chassain added that Suau's employer, local newspaper La Provence, was also placed under formal criminal investigation on Monday, but she did not elaborate.

The investigation will likely take months to complete.